Posted by: addictionstinks | December 23, 2012

In Tears

Its been a tough year. And today its being a tough Christmas. I get to go be with my family for Christmas day, without my J. But more than that, without the love of some family members. You see, my husband and I own our own business, and we had to lay off my brother-in-law this year, after 22 years. So now we’re the bad guys. Apparently we were supposed to just keep borrowing money against our house to pay him. He won’t even speak to us, and my sister never calls. Can you say awkward??? I get to spend the day with them!! Woopeeeeee!!!

Then there’s the best friend that we had to fire a year ago cuz she was stealing from us.

You know, I never anticipated when I started this business 22 years ago, that I would lose my family or my best friend over it.

Guess we were nothing more than a paycheck.

We’ve had to make a lot of tough decisions this year, and have made a few enemies over them along the way. It really hurts that nobody will try to see this from our point of view. This was one of the hardest decisions we’ve EVER had to make – and nobody understands that. We’re just assholes cuz we’re not giving them money anymore.

It hurts.




  1. wow. I am so sorry you have to go through this! Being an employer and employing relatives is always difficult, and especially in this economy. I wish there was something I could do or say to help.

  2. I second what Dawn M. says! I hope 2013 will be a better year for you – you so deserve it!

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